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Sunday, May 17, 2020

PRESSURE

PRESSURE

 

 PSALM 55

 

THE PSALMS HELP US EXPRESS HOPE IN A BROKEN WORLD …

 

THE BACK STORY, 2 SAMUEL 15-17

 

THE PAIN OF UNDUE PRESSURE

 

“THERE IS AN IMPLICIT PRESSURE TO STIFLE OUR REAL FEELINGS BECAUSE WE ARE URGED, BY PIOUS MERCHANTS OF EMOTIONAL DENIAL, THAT WE OUGHT TO HAVE FAITH

(AS IF THE MOANING PSALMISTS DIDN’T). SO, WE END UP GIVING EXTERNAL VOICE TO PRETEND EMOTIONS WE DO NOT REALLY FEEL, WHILE HIDING THE REAL EMOTIONS WE ARE STRUGGLING WITH DEEP INSIDE.”

CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, THE GOD I DON’T UNDERSTAND

 

   FRUSTRATION, VS.1-2

 

   TREPIDATION, VS.3-5

 

      “TROUBLES AROUND HIM, TERRORS WITHIN HIM, AND TREACHERY NEXT TO HIM.” WARREN WIERSBE

 

      “…THE ULCER CAUSING, BIG TIME, MENTAL MONSTERS THAT CRAWL INTO YOUR HEAD, THEN GO WITH YOU TO BED AND STEAL YOUR SLEEP … THE CONCERNS YOU CAN’T SHAKE OFF.” SWINDOLL

 

   ISOLATION, VS.6-8

 

   VINDICATION, VS.9-11, 15

 

   HUMILIATION, VS.12-14,

 

 

A PROPER PERSPECTIVE ON PRESSURE:

 

   STABILITY, VS.16

 

      “I WILL CALL UPON GOD” ELOHIM

 

    SALVATION, VS.16

 

      “AND THE LORD WILL SAVE ME” JEHOVAH

  

   SUSTAINING POWER, VS.22

 

APPLICATION:

 

   BE REAL WITH YOUR EMOTIONS

 

   RUN TO THE LORD


 

 
Wednesday Night Classes - Resume
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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need
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Wednesday Night Classes - Resume

February 10 @ 7pm all of our classes will be back in session.

 

More of our people need to take advantage of what is offered on Wednesday nights. These classes are not for a select few but for every “Stonian”!

 

If you have never attended, or haven’t been in a long time, I encourage you to be with us this Wednesday night. It will simply be the best investment of an hour that you can make on a Wednesday. We hope to see you there!

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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need

Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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